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World Environment Day is held each year on 5th June. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations (UN) stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. For more information please visit worldenvironmentday.global.

 

Berghahn is pleased to showcase new and forthcoming titles on our Environmental Studies list, and we are delighted to offer a 25% discount on all Environmental Studies titles, valid through July 5th, 2018. At checkout, simply enter the code WED18.

 


Global Sustainability and Communities of Practice

In Paperback

GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY AND COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
Edited by Carl A. Maida and Sam Beck

 

Using case-based and theoretical chapters that examine rural and urban communities of practice, this volume illustrates how participatory researchers and students, as well as policy and community leaders, find ways to engage with the broader public when it comes to global sustainability research and practice.

Read Introduction: Towards Global Sustainability and Communities of Practice

 

 

HAIRY HIPPIES AND BLOODY BUTCHERS
The Greenpeace Anti-Whaling Campaign in Norway
Juliane Riese

Volume 21, Protest, Culture & Society

 

This book provides an inside look at Greenpeace’s decades-long campaign against the Norwegian whaling industry. Combining historical narrative with sophisticated systems-theory analysis, it examines the organization’s failure to end Norwegian whaling, providing valuable lessons for other protest movements.

Read Introduction: Observing Greenpeace through the Systems-theoretic Lens

 

FOOTPRINTS IN PARADISE
Ecotourism, Local Knowledge, and Nature Therapies in Okinawa
Andrea E. Murray

Volume 40, New Directions in Anthropology

 

Footprints in Paradise explores the transformation in community and sense of place as Okinawans come to view themselves through the lens of the visiting tourist consumer, and as their language, landscapes, and wildlife are reconstituted as treasured and vulnerable resources. The rediscovery and revaluing of local ecological knowledge strengthens Okinawan or Uchinaa cultural heritage, despite the controversial presence of US military bases amidst a hegemonic Japanese state.

 

Indigeneity and the Sacred: Indigenous Revival and the Conservation of Sacred Natural Sites in the AmericasINDIGENEITY AND THE SACRED
Indigenous Revival and the Conservation of Sacred Natural Sites in the Americas
Edited by Fausto Sarmiento and Sarah Hitchner

Volume 22, Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology

 

“The effect of the whole [volume] is to emphasize the importance of saving sites locally sacred to Indigenous or majority peoples, and to take full account of how they are regarded and how they must be reverently and civilly managed to keep from offending…Highly recommended.”Choice

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Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia: Transitioning to an Alternative World SystemDEMOCRATIC ECO-SOCIALISM AS A REAL UTOPIA
Transitioning to an Alternative World System
Hans A. Baer

 

In Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia, Hans Baer outlines the urgent need to reevaluate historical definitions of socialism, commit to social equality and justice, and prioritize environmental sustainability.

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UNDERSTANDING CONFLICTS ABOUT WILDLIFE
A Biosocial Approach
Edited by Catherine M. Hill, Amanda D. Webber and Nancy E. C. Priston

Volume 9, Studies of the Biosocial Society

 

Conflicts about wildlife are usually portrayed and understood as resulting from the negative impacts of wildlife on human livelihoods or property. However, a greater depth of analysis reveals that many instances of human-wildlife conflict are often better understood as people-people conflict, wherein there is a clash of values between different human groups. Understanding Conflicts About Wildlife unites academics and practitioners from across the globe to develop a holistic view of these interactions.

Read Introduction: Complex Problems: Using a Biosocial Approach to Understanding Human-Wildlife Interactions

 

WOLF CONFLICTS
A Sociological Study
Ketil Skogen, Olve Krange, and Helene Figari

NEW SERIES: Volume 1, Interspecies Encounters

 

Wolf populations have recently made a comeback in Northern Europe and North America. These large carnivores can cause predictable conflicts by preying on livestock, and competing with hunters for game. But their arrivals often become deeply embedded in more general societal tensions, which arise alongside processes of social change that put considerable pressure on rural communities and on the rural working class in particular. Based on research and case studies conducted in Norway, Wolf Conflicts discusses various aspects of this complex picture, including conflicts over land use and conservation, and more general patterns of hegemony and resistance in modern societies.

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In Paperback

CONTEXTUALIZING DISASTER
Edited by Gregory V. Button and Mark Schuller

NEW SERIES: Volume 1, Catastrophes in Context

 

Contextualizing Disaster offers a comparative analysis of six recent ‘highly visible’ disasters and several slow-burning, ‘hidden’, crises that include typhoons, tsunamis, earthquakes, chemical spills and the unfolding consequences of rising seas and climate change. The book argues that, while disasters are increasingly represented by the media as unique, exceptional, newsworthy events, it is a mistake to think of disasters as isolated or discrete occurrences. Rather, building on insights developed by political ecologists, this book makes a compelling argument for understanding disasters as transnational and global phenomenon.

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Environment in History: International Perspectives Series

Published in association with the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), and the Rachel Carson Center (RCC)

The relationship between human society and the natural world is being studied with increased urgency and interest. Investigating this relationship from historical, cultural, and political perspectives, the monographs and collected volumes in this series showcase high-quality research in environmental history and cognate disciplines in the social and natural sciences. The series strives to bridge both national and disciplinary divides, with a particular emphasis on European, transnational, and comparative research.

 

Volume 13

A Living Past

 

A LIVING PAST

Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America

Edited by John Soluri, Claudia Leal, and José Augusto Pádua

 

Read Introduction: Finding the “Latin American” in Latin American Environmental History

 

Volume 12

Managing Northern Europe's Forests

 

MANAGING NORTHERN EUROPE’S FORESTS

Histories from the Age of Improvement to the Age of Ecology

Edited by K. Jan Oosthoek and Richard Hölzl

Exploring Environmental History Podcast

 

Read Introduction: State Forestry in Northern Europe

Forthcoming in Paperback

Volume 11

International Organizations and Environmental Protection

 

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century

Edited by Wolfram Kaiser and Jan-Henrik Meyer

 

Read Introduction: International Organizations and Environmental Protection in the Global Twentieth Century

Forthcoming in Paperback

Volume 7

Cycling and Recycling: Histories of Sustainable Practices

 

CYCLING AND RECYCLING

Histories of Sustainable Practices

Edited by Ruth Oldenziel and Helmuth Trischler

 

Read Introduction: How Old Technologies Became Sustainable: An Introduction

For a full list of titles in the series visit series webpage.


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Environment and Society
Advances in Research

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Environment and Society publishes critical reviews of the latest research literature on environmental studies, including subjects of theoretical, methodological, substantive, and applied significance. Articles also survey the literature regionally and thematically and reflect the work of anthropologists, geographers, environmental scientists, and human ecologists from all parts of the world in order to internationalize the conversations within environmental anthropology, environmental geography, and other environmentally oriented social sciences. The publication will appeal to academic, research, and policy-making audiences alike.

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Nature and Culture

Nature and Culture is now indexed in Current Contents/Social and Behavioral Sciences (CC/S&BS) and the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI)!

Journal Impact Factor: 1.931

Nature and Culture (NC) is a forum for the international community of scholars and practitioners to present, discuss, and evaluate critical issues and themes related to the historical and contemporary relationships that societies, civilizations, empires, regions, nation-states have with Nature. The journal contains a serious interpolation of theory, methodology, criticism, and concrete observation forming the basis of this discussion.

The mission of the journal is to move beyond specialized disciplinary enclaves and mind-sets toward broader syntheses that encompass time, space and structures in understanding the Nature-Culture relationship. The Journal furthermore provides an outlet for the identification of knowledge gaps in our understanding of this relationship.

 

Regions and Cohesion
Regiones y Cohesión / Régions et Cohésion

The journal of the Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integration and Social Cohesion (RISC), a cross-regional, interdisciplinary, and multi-lingual network of socially conscious and prestigious research institutes in Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Asia.

Due to the dramatic changes in global affairs related to regional integration, studies can no longer be limited to the analysis of economic competitiveness and political power in global geopolitics. Regions and Cohesion is a needed platform for academics and practitioners alike to disseminate both empirical research and normative analysis of topics related to human and environmental security, social cohesion, and governance. It covers themes, such as the management of strategic resources, environment and society, social risk and marginalization, disasters and policy responses, violence, war and urban security, the quality of democracy, development, public health, immigration, human rights, organized crime, and cross-border human security.

Interdisciplinary in nature and multi-lingual in character (English, French, Spanish), the journal promotes the comparative examination of the human and environmental impacts of various aspects of regional integration across geographic areas, time periods, and policy arenas.


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